I never get sick of typing those words! Even thirteen books deep, the feeling of publishing a novel never get old.
It’s exciting, exhilarating and well…incredibly nerve-wracking as well. Will it sell? Will readers hate it? Will they understand what I was trying to convey?
This latest novel, The Choices I’ve Made is one of my favorite tropes to write–second chances. I guess because my husband and I are a sort of second chance story. Not a very good one, mind you…but a second chance nonetheless (or third if you ask him)
We dated briefly in junior high. We met in history class. He was the kid with honey kissed curls who always the same Stussy sweatshirt, and I was the girl with the goofy glasses and funky green bodysuit. It was the nineties after all.
We were each others first romance. We went to our first dance together. His dad, my father in law, came and picked us up and I refused to let my mother take our picture. How I’d love to go back in time and force myself in front of that camera. We did manage to make it in the yearbook though. But, it was junior high and our time together was short. We broke up a week later and that was that.
Well, almost. He asked me out again later that year and we tried again. I think he was a sucker for pain because the petty thirteen year old that I was dumped him once again.
This time, he didn’t try again for four more years. Thankfully, the third time was a charm and we’ve been together ever since.
There’s something about a second chance love story that pulls at your heart strings.
The history, the reunion….the makeup sex. 🙂
It’s all there in The Choices I’ve Made and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.
Death is easy.
Surviving it? That’s the hard part.
Dr. Jake Jameson knows this all too well. Losing his mother at the age of eighteen, he walks away from his small hometown and the painful memories it holds, vowing to never return again.
Twelve years later, he finds himself driving back down the coast of North Carolina. When his father leaves him a small medical practice, he has no choice but to heed the call until he can find someone else to take it off his hands.
But coming back home means facing everything he left behind, including the one woman who might make it impossible to leave again.
Molly McIntyre has spent her entire life in one town. Taking over her parents’ small inn, she’s settled into a quiet, happy life. But all of that comes to an abrupt halt when Jake shows up at her door in need of a place to stay.
Molly loathes everything about this man, but she can’t find it in her heart to refuse his request.
After over a decade, these former lovers quickly discover what once burned brightly between them has only grown in their time apart. Soon they must decide if the choices they’ve made have led them back to each other for a second chance or one final goodbye.